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WEBINAR VIDEO: How to Use Social Media to Influence SEO

Social media is great for building community and fostering conversations. Some of social media’s most untapped potential lies in its ability to influence search engine result pages, where two-thirds of all prospective students go to research colleges and universities. This webinar covers a little bit of everything: how search engines work, why higher education should […]

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Pondering an Online Event Calendar? Best Make Time for It

It’s not often those working in higher education on the web get a huge vote of confidence for spending time and money on any one particular feature. For those committed to providing accurate calendar information, that time may be now. More than 92 percent of colleges and university find an online event calendar helpful, according […]

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5 of the Best Free Apps for Getting Organized

These apps can be anything that helps us retain focus, move forward or just survive the day. Here are five of my favorites.

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Just Because Google Ignores It Doesn’t Mean You Should, Too

There are URL naming structures to consider, keywords to be be added to page titles and the proper prioritization of heading tags in copy. Yet there’s one piece of data that doesn’t factor into most search engine results — the meta description.

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SEO in Higher Education: An Often Overlooked Opportunity

In an effort to engage more fans on Facebook, reap more retweets and pin every pretty picture we see, are we in higher education ignoring the digital tactic with the greatest potential for all of us? Meta descriptions, keyword analysis, and inbound links are not sexy phrases often uttered in higher education circles, but perhaps […]

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Digital Leadership in Higher Education: Be Like the Web

How many Facebook pages exist with your college or university’s name attached? How many Twitter accounts? Ever see a YouTube video and think, “We didn’t do that, did we?” If any college or university is going to foster a truly integrated, student-centric digital experience across all channels, we have to get better at managing the […]

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Putting Pinterest in Perspective

If the choice falls between shoring up established social properties or jumping on board the fastest growing platform, the decision for higher education may be an easy one. Don’t waste time on Pinterest when Facebook fans are already at the party. Earlier last month Michael Stoner wrote a piece on why Pinterest is “the last […]

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Thinking of a Website Relaunch in Higher Ed? Read This First.

We already had an idea of what we wanted to accomplish on the web, we just needed the right partner, or partners, to help get us there. Webster University last year reached out to OmniUpdate and mStoner who assisted the university as it reworked content management, realigned navigation and re-envisioned what the web at Webster […]

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What Facebook’s Enhanced Targeting Could Mean for Higher Education

Creating custom college content on Facebook soon could become little easier. Facebook on Tuesday offered select page administrators a new “Page Post Targeting Enhanced” feature that would allow administrators to target posts based on user-provided information, according a TechCrunch. The new feature increases the post parameters to include age, gender, education, college name, graduation status, […]

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5 Ways to Optimize a University’s Facebook Timeline Cover Picture

When Facebook earlier this year unveiled its Timeline design for pages, the most visual change was the addition of the cover picture. The large photo space quickly became an opportunity for a brand to make a visual first impression. It was an opportunity not lost on higher education. Colleges and universities have done a great […]

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